Chris Jericho vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman
MJF came out wearing a robe that had lights on it just like Jericho, and smilled in such a smarmy way on his way down to the ring. Jericho out wrestled MJF in the early portions, working as the babyface in this match. Jericho went for the Judas Effect on the floor, but MJF ducked and Jericho hit the ring post. MJF began to work over the arm of Jericho, but Jericho did manage to hit a back body drop.
MJF pulled Jericho’s arm across the rope, getting control again. Jericho went for his facebuster, but MJF countered and threw Jericho in the middle turnbuckle. MJF continued to work over the arm for the next little bit, but Jericho managed to lock on the Lion Tamer, but MJF was able to get to the ropes. Jericho was attacking, but MJF pulled Aubrey Edwards into the line of fire to stop him.
MJF hit a Code Breaker and Heat Seeker on Jericho for a 2 count. Jericho hit the Code Breaker, but MJF kicked out. Jericho went for the Judas Effect, but MJF caught it and locked on The Salt of the Earth and Jericho barely made the ring ropes.
Wardlow brought out the Dynamite Diamond Ring as the ref was checking on Jericho and MJF went to hit Jericho as Wardlow distracted the reg, but Jericho had his baseball bat thrown to him by Jake Hager. MJF dropped to the mat and pretended to get hit with the bat as the ref turned around, and the ref argued with Jericho, but MJF rolled him up, pulled the tights, and pinned Jericho for the win.
Rating ***1/2 (3.5 stars)
MJF is now a member of the Inner Circle due to this win, and Jericho welcomed him and Wardlow to the Inner Circle after the match, and all four men walked out together, with Hager eying Wardlow suspiciously. Excellent story in this match.
The Best Friends and Orange Cassidy were being interviewed when Miro, Kip Sabian, and Penelope Ford interrupted, and Kip Sabian demanded an apology for what happened on Dynamite. OC said sorry, but Kip slapped him. OC said “Cool” and walked away. Kip said, “What do you mean cool?!” and Miro said, “He’s weird!” I laughed.